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Brands With Influence Picks Up Global Licensing Rights for Stan & Gran image

Brands With Influence Picks Up Global Licensing Rights for Stan & Gran

The international licensing agency Brands with Influence (BWI) agrees a deal to represent worldwide merchandise and licensing rights for the new series STAN & GRAN. The animated series (52 x 11 mins) is being co-produced by Jellyfish Originals, Jollywise Media and Xentrix Studios and is due to premiere on Channel 5’s preschool strand, Milkshake!, UK in 2025.

Following a competitive pitch process, BWI has been selected to lead the global licensing roll-out based on their strategic approach to position the brand uniquely in the market and their strong creative values.

Stan & Gran is a funny and heart-warming CG animated series following the mystery-busting adventures of Stan Breakwater and his fun-loving, dynamic Gran, in the fictional British coastal village of Porthole.

Stan & Gran promotes exploration, discovery and science, as Stan’s insatiable curiosity for wildlife drives wonderful storytelling and stimulates children’s powers of deduction and imagination.

Martin Lowde, CEO at Brands with Influence said, “We loved Stan & Gran from the moment we first saw the trailer. It is a brilliant combination of creative problem solving and discovering nature. The series will allow us to work with a range of licensees from toys to creative play, as well as licensing educational products that complement the storylines and play patterns. While it is early days in the production, we plan to launch the licensing opportunities at BLE this Autumn in the UK.”

Series Creator Jon Mason, commented, “I love Martin and Dom’s energy and honesty. They both have a long history of working in the children’s space and have worked on many brands that have synergies with what our show is all about, it’s a perfect partnership.”

Commenting on the partnership, Natalie Llewellyn, Managing Director of Jellyfish Originals, the original content division of Jellyfish Pictures, said, “We are delighted to be working with Brands With Influence to expand the global reach and commercial potential of Stan & Gran. We look forward to harnessing their expertise and energy to drive international success and brand awareness and to securing bestin-class licensees and retail partners to deliver on our vision for the property.”

About Jellyfish Originals
Jellyfish Originals is an internationally renowned creator, incubator and producer of original children’s programming and a subdivision of the award-winning Animation & VFX Studio, Jellyfish Pictures. Jellyfish Originals manages the development, rights management, financing and commercial exploitation of original animated properties. An adaptation of author and presenter Dermot O’Leary’s book series, Toto the Ninja Cat is currently in development.

Founded in 2001, Jellyfish Pictures is a UK and Mumbai based BAFTA, Emmy and Annie award winning global VFX and Animation studio. Delivering critically acclaimed work for clients including Disney, Netflix, DreamWorks, Apple TV+, HBO, Sky, the BBC and Amazon, the company has undergone rapid growth in recent years. Jellyfish Pictures has produced high-quality CG animation for feature films Spirit Untamed and How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming, plus top-rated children’s animated series; Dennis and Gnasher: Unleashed, Floogals and Bitz & Bob. Jellyfish Pictures is also currently in production on an animated series for Netflix EMEA/Lime entitled Wereworld, based on a popular book series by Curtis Jobling, a feature adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Twits for Netflix Features Animation, and an untitled feature for DreamWorks Animation. Jellyfish Pictures’ VFX credits include blockbuster movies such as The Creator, Asteroid City, and Star Wars: Episode VII – The Last Jedi, with television projects that include work on Stranger Things, The Gentlemen, The Book of Boba Fett, The Rig, Constellation, and The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. The VFX output for 2024 includes Ellen Kuras’ Lee starring Kate Winslet and the upcoming series Nautilus. Jellyfish Pictures continues to lead the industry’s acceleration into the virtual studio model with its pioneering achievements in technology recognised as the recipients of the first Broadcast Tech and Innovation award for ‘Excellence in Virtualisation’.

Jollywise are a world class creative digital studio who specialise in developing and building interactive content, games and digital experiences that entertain and educate. The multi award winning team of creative technologists work for some of the biggest brands on the planet and believe passionately in the power of digital to tell stories.

Brands with Influence was founded by Martin Lowde in 2009 to help IP owners maximise the return on their creativity. Since then, the business has grown into an internationally renowned Merchandise and Licensing Agency, delivering multimillion pound returns for its clients around the world. From Broadcasters to Charities, and from Authors to visual artists, the team at BWI are experts in unlocking commercial potential.

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